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Flavelle, Sir Joseph Wesley, first baronet (1858–1939), businessman and philanthropist in Canada, was born on 15 February 1858 in Peterborough, Canada, the fifth and youngest child of John Flavelle (1823–1882), a clerk, and his wife, Dorothea Dundas (1823–1908), a teacher, who on their marriage in 1847 emigrated from ...

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McClung [née Mooney], Nellie Letitia (1873–1951), suffragist and writer, was born at Chatsworth, Grey county, Ontario, Canada, on 20 October 1873, the youngest of seven children and the third daughter of John Mooney (c.1813–1893), an Irish immigrant farmer and his Scottish-born wife, ...

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Nellie Letitia McClung (1873–1951) by C. Jessop National Archives of Canada / PA-030212

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Pearson, Lester Bowles (1897–1972), diplomatist and prime minister of Canada, was born on 23 April 1897 at Newtonbrook (later North York), Ontario, the second of three children of the Revd Edwin Arthur Pearson, a Methodist minister, and his wife, Annie Sarah, the daughter of ...

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Lester Bowles Pearson (1897–1972) by Yousuf Karsh, 1944 Karsh / Camera Press, London